Culbertson, O.P.

Diana Culbertson, O.P. of the Dominican Sisters of Peace is professor emerita at Kent State University, where she directed the program of Religious Studies and the Graduate Program in Liberal Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her M.S. in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology.  She is the former president of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion, and a Board member of FutureChurch. She has published in literary and religious journals, and continues to lecture, write, and edit extensively.


Race, CSJ

Marianne Race, CSJ, of the Congregation of St. Joseph, holds a M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, where she was also Director of Biblical Study Travel Programs. She developed and leads Women’s Retreats in the Holy Land. She is the author (with Laurie Brink, OP) of In This Place: Reflections on the Land of the Gospels for the Liturgical Cycles,  a contributor to ­The Bible Today and other religious publications. She has served in Congregational leadership and currently works in Adult Spiritual Formation in parishes with a focus on Scripture.


Schlichting, O.P.

Janet Schlichting, O.P. of the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is presently working in preaching, art, and adult faith formation. She has an M.A. in Liturgical Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a D.Min. in Preaching from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. She has taught courses on the graduate level (Loyola/Chicago, Ursuline College, and Aquinas Institute) in the areas of liturgy and preaching, and has served as retreat center staff and on Dominican preaching teams for parish missions and religious community retreats. She has written for pastoral liturgy and preaching publications.

Mary Ann


Mary Ann Wiesemann-Mills, O.P. of the Dominican Sisters of Peace holds a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from the Aquinas Institute of Theology. Mary Ann has been a faculty member at the Aquinas Summer Preaching Institute and now serves as Adjunct Professor of Homiletics at St. Mary Seminary in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a member of the Academy of Homiletics and past president of the Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics.